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exercises to strengthen your knees

Exercises to Strengthen Knees

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Strengthening the muscles that support your knee keeps knees healthy, reduces stress on the knee joint and helps to prevent injury. Strong quadriceps muscles in the front of the thigh and hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh enable the knee joint to bend, straighten and absorb shock. Strengthening exercises strengthen the muscles to […]

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partial vs total knee replacement surgery

Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

DOC’s orthopedic surgeon will be specifically concerned with the location of the knee pain. If the pain is located almost entirely on either the inside portion or outside portion of the knee, then the guest patient may be a candidate for a partial or unicompartmental knee replacement. If the pain is throughout the entire knee […]

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The Next Step: Hip Replacement Surgery

Friday, July 21st, 2017

If common activities like walking and getting in and out of a chair become difficult and painful and medications, changes in everyday activities, and walking supports do not relieve the symptoms, hip replacement surgery may be the next step. The Anatomy of the Hip The hip, a ball-and-socket joint, is one of the body’s largest […]

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Gout

Why Gout? What Prevents? Who Treats?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Gout is a disorder that causes sudden attacks of intense pain, swelling and redness in the joints or soft tissues. In many cases, the first attacks occur in the joints of the big toe, but gout can affect many other joints. It is a type of inflammatory arthritis. Gout affects approximately 2 out of 100 people in the United States.

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